Club Profiles

AFC Bournemouth club badge
Arsenal club badge
Aston Villa Club badge
Brighton and Hove Albion club badge
Burnley FC club badge
Chelsea club badge
Crystal Palace badge
Everton club badge
Leicester city club badge
Liverpool badge
Manchester City badge
Manchester United badge
Newcastle United club badge
Norwich City Club Badge
Sheffield United badge
Southampton FC
Spurs badge
Watford Club Badge
West Ham United
Wolves badge.
A rubbish collector.

A Rubbish Plan

A Rubbish Plan

When Adhi and his friends get to the youth centre to train, they get a nasty surprise.
 
The kids arrive at the football pitch with their coach to discover that someone has dumped a few bags of rubbish near one of the goals. There is lots of rubbish around, but these bags are right on the pitch. The coach tells the players that they can’t train here, it’s not safe.

 

Activity 1: What do you think will happen in the story? Choose your answers and then read the rest of the story and find out if you were right! Remember there are no right or wrong answers yet!
What's going to happen?
The coach leaves them and the kids decide to clean the place themselves. They do their best to kick the rubbish to the side of the pitch and then set fire to it.

 

The smoke rises menacingly, but the fire dies down and most of the rubbish seems to have gone so the kids start to have a kick around without the coach and then go home. As they leave, we see a piece of broken glass left on the pitch.

 

Santi and Rini are getting ready to go to train. They are talking about the pitch. They say that they need to get the rubbish collectors to start collecting rubbish from the football pitch.  They head to the training ground. There is still some rubbish, but nothing on the pitch.

 

Activity 2: Phrasal verbs are verbs that have two or more words and are often difficult to understand. There were quite a few phrasal verbs in the story.
Can you match the phrasal verbs to their definitions?

The boys are boasting to the coach; telling him how they fixed the pitch. The coach is still concerned but they start a match.

 

Activity 3: Look at the advice about what to do with rubbish and decide if the advice is good or bad.
What should you do with your rubbish?
Santi is running with the ball and is just about to shoot when she steps on the broken glass and it cuts her foot. She drops to the floor in pain, bleeding. The match is over. The coach is angry and upset. The match is cancelled and the training ground is closed. It’s not safe - it needs to be cleaned properly.

 

The rest of the team ask the coach how to get the rubbish collectors to come to the pitch. The coach suggests tidying the pitch properly and organising the rubbish. The plastics, glass, cans and paper all need to be bagged separately. Then the rubbish collectors will come. The team get to work.

 

The rubbish collectors are there, carrying away the rubbish and the pitch looks clean. The whole team is there. Santi still has a bandage on her foot. The coach is proud of the team for dealing with the rubbish in the right way.

Quiz

Please login to take this quiz.

Log in

What do you think?

1. How did the team feel when they saw their pitch covered in rubbish every day?
2. Whose job is it to clean up your local neighbourhood?
3. Is rubbish a problem in your local area? 
4. How can you help keep your neighbourhood tidy?
 
Tell us your answers in the comments section below.

Leave a comment

Log in to leave a comment

Comments

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
02/07/2020
TR
5074
points

1. They felt disappointed because they were so desperate to train.
2. The rubbish collectors are concerned to clean up local neighbourhood.
3. Not a problem at all.
4. By sorting out the rubbish and divide them into different bage for plastic , cans , paper and glass.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
02/07/2020 23:26
Turkey
Manchester United
5074

1. They felt disappointed because they were so desperate to train.
2. The rubbish collectors are concerned to clean up local neighbourhood.
3. Not a problem at all.
4. By sorting out the rubbish and divide them into different bage for plastic , cans , paper and glass.

Izabela
20/06/2020
BR
96
points

Good topic


Izabela
20/06/2020 00:46
Brazil
Newcastle United
96

Good topic

josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
25/11/2019
VE
581
points

They felt sad because they couldn't train.
There are rubbish collectors in my neighborhood who do the cleaning, they come here once a week and we have to it into plastic containers so they can handle it.


josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
25/11/2019 02:12
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

They felt sad because they couldn't train.
There are rubbish collectors in my neighborhood who do the cleaning, they come here once a week and we have to it into plastic containers so they can handle it.

Maks Poland
12/05/2018
PL
788
points

We should always recycle.


Maks Poland
12/05/2018 07:31
Poland
Manchester United
788

We should always recycle.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4754
points

By putting waste bins at vantage points for rubbish to be placed in them instead of being disposed on the floor and ensuring that the waste managers come for them from time to time


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 06:20
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

By putting waste bins at vantage points for rubbish to be placed in them instead of being disposed on the floor and ensuring that the waste managers come for them from time to time

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4754
points

Rubbish is a great problem in my local area


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 06:19
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Rubbish is a great problem in my local area

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4754
points

The team felt bad


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 06:18
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

The team felt bad

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4754
points

I must say the city authorities contracting these waste management companies have made people careless about rubbish and wouldn't bother disposing them anywhere
A bad practice


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 06:18
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I must say the city authorities contracting these waste management companies have made people careless about rubbish and wouldn't bother disposing them anywhere
A bad practice

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4754
points

It's everybody's job to clean my local neighbourhood but the city authorities have contracted some waste management companies to clean the neighbourhoods


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 06:14
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

It's everybody's job to clean my local neighbourhood but the city authorities have contracted some waste management companies to clean the neighbourhoods

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes,it's a problem.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 22:12
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes,it's a problem.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/02/2016
PS
3705
points

they felt badly


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/02/2016 15:49
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

they felt badly

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/12/2015
ME
3557
points

In some countries, the Government put garbage on dumps that pollute the environment. And we know that the fundamental right of every human is right to a healthy, ecological environment. The basis for the maintenance of pure nature is recycling.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/12/2015 14:49
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

In some countries, the Government put garbage on dumps that pollute the environment. And we know that the fundamental right of every human is right to a healthy, ecological environment. The basis for the maintenance of pure nature is recycling.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
28/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Rubbish is a huge problem all over the world. It should be separated and recycled esp.glass and plastics. Everyone has a right on a clean environment. It is job of all of us!


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
28/10/2015 23:12
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Rubbish is a huge problem all over the world. It should be separated and recycled esp.glass and plastics. Everyone has a right on a clean environment. It is job of all of us!

Shefeek
27/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Environmental pollution causes great threat to all living creatures. global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, newly emerging contagious diseases etc. are some of the after effects of thoughtless disposal of waste materials. Some of the wastes can recycle and convert as a useful products . For instances, domestic garbage can be transform into biogas and its byproduct 'slurry ' can be used as a natural fertiliser. In conclusion, if we want our nation clean we must start it from our home . We create wastes so we have the responsibility to follow a proper method to dump it.


Shefeek
27/10/2015 12:54
India
Manchester United
1608

Environmental pollution causes great threat to all living creatures. global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, newly emerging contagious diseases etc. are some of the after effects of thoughtless disposal of waste materials. Some of the wastes can recycle and convert as a useful products . For instances, domestic garbage can be transform into biogas and its byproduct 'slurry ' can be used as a natural fertiliser. In conclusion, if we want our nation clean we must start it from our home . We create wastes so we have the responsibility to follow a proper method to dump it.

Rich's picture
Rich
27/10/2015
ES
504
points

Some great points there Shefeek, especially about everyone being able to do something, even in our own homes. On another note, many congratulations on reaching the top of our leaderboard, you're having a great battle with Abdallah at the top!


Rich's picture
Rich
27/10/2015 19:29
Spain
Liverpool
504

Some great points there Shefeek, especially about everyone being able to do something, even in our own homes. On another note, many congratulations on reaching the top of our leaderboard, you're having a great battle with Abdallah at the top!

Shefeek
28/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Thank u Rich. If Abdullah was not there to compete , I couldn't have reached that level.( is this sentence correct? :-) ) Best wishes to Abdallah , he has a great aptitude for learning english and I appreciate his knowledge in football . Best of luck to all the contestants and i wish all of them should try to get the highest score and we will become the best participants ever in premier skill english.


Shefeek
28/10/2015 15:15
India
Manchester United
1608

Thank u Rich. If Abdullah was not there to compete , I couldn't have reached that level.( is this sentence correct? :-) ) Best wishes to Abdallah , he has a great aptitude for learning english and I appreciate his knowledge in football . Best of luck to all the contestants and i wish all of them should try to get the highest score and we will become the best participants ever in premier skill english.

Rich's picture
Rich
28/10/2015
ES
504
points

Thanks for your message of support Shefeek! I can easily understand the sentence and the grammatical structure is good but I'd probably change the vocabulary a bit and say something like, 'If Abdallah wasn't there to play against, there's no way I'd have scored so many points'.


Rich's picture
Rich
28/10/2015 22:54
Spain
Liverpool
504

Thanks for your message of support Shefeek! I can easily understand the sentence and the grammatical structure is good but I'd probably change the vocabulary a bit and say something like, 'If Abdallah wasn't there to play against, there's no way I'd have scored so many points'.

Shefeek
29/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Thank u for correcting me Rich. You are a good teacher .


Shefeek
29/10/2015 09:54
India
Manchester United
1608

Thank u for correcting me Rich. You are a good teacher .

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

wow!!


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
20/10/2015 03:17
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

wow!!

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

very good


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
20/10/2015 03:14
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

very good

elghoul's picture
elghoul
04/10/2015
DZ
3726
points

Rubbish is a national problem in Algeria.Politics are kiding when they call all the population to clean on week end and are proud of themselves.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
04/10/2015 15:37
Algeria
Manchester City
3726

Rubbish is a national problem in Algeria.Politics are kiding when they call all the population to clean on week end and are proud of themselves.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham5074
2Alex_from_Ukraine5007
3kwesimanifest4754
4wsanta4435
5Liubomyr4000
6elghoul3726
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3349
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia70704
2Ukraine31638
3Serbia27042
4Spain21874
5Albania20475
6Macedonia19059
7Bosnia and Herzegovina16248
8Vietnam14790
9Brazil14569
10Armenia13667
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United132422
2Liverpool92366
3Chelsea76801
4Arsenal70810
5Manchester City43214
6Leicester City11611
7Tottenham Hotspur10730
8Newcastle United8055
9West Ham United4921
10Watford4781

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Practise your reading skills.